The merch is Fyre: A Fyre Festival pop-up shop opened in NYC, and of course it sold out

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Fyre Festival will never die. Thanks to a new group of New York entrepreneurs, anyone lucky enough to have attended the one-night NYC pop-up shop can see that the Ja-Rule and Billy McFarland failure will withstand the test of time — forever sewn into the seams of its very own commemorative merch.

Of course, Fyre Festival’s founder, Billy McFarland, plead guilty to federal wire fraud and has been ordered to pay back $26 million to his investors after duping thousands on the promises of the luxury festival paradise. McFarland also faces up to 40 years on top of $100 million worth of civil lawsuits and it it weren’t already bad enough for the guy, Hulu has been confirmed to be commemorating the disaster in its very own documentary series.

While it remains uncertain as to whether the merchandise is legitimate, or if someone just trying to make a quick buck at the expense of meme culture — the merch is fyre.

H/T: Digg

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Hulu secures Fyre Festival docuseries

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Hulu has secured a new series just days after announcing its intent to release a joint subscription service with Spotify at $12.99 a month, a currently untitled, multi-part documentary focused on Billy McFarland’s infamously mishandled Fyre Festival.

Expected to air in 2019, the docuseries is in developmental stages, overseen by Billboard, Mic, and leading producer, The Cinemart. The Cinemart is memorable for its work on Jay-Z’s TV miniseries, Time: The Kalief Browder Story, and continues to collaborate with the rapper on Paramount Network’s six-part documentary series, Rest in Power: The Trayvon Martin Story.

The series will feature interviews from inside sources, including local Bahamians, the duped attendees who were stranded upon their arrival at the defunct festival, vendors, and investigators. The documentary will additionally offer viewers hours of “never-before-seen footage,” leaked documents, emails, and recordings.

H/T: Hollywood Reporter

Hulu Picks Up New Docuseries Focusing On The Disastrous Fyre Festival

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As someone who blogs about this industry more than anyone should, I have had the chance to write about a lot of amazing events. I think Fyre Festival will always take the cake as a gift that truly keeps giving. The attempted boutique festival organized by Ja Rule and Billy McFarland failed miserably due to

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Fyre Festival’s Billy McFarland Ordered To Forfeit $26 Million After Pleading Guilty

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Billy McFarland, 26, pleaded guilty to two wire fraud charges in a Manhattan courtroom on Tuesday. The business owner admitted to lying to investors and falsifying documents in a bid to raise funds for Fyre Festival. After pleading guilty to the charges, Billy McFarland has been ordered to shell out $26 million as part of

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Fyre Festival head Billy McFarland pleads guilty to fraud, faces 40 years in prison

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Billy McFarland

Billy McFarland‘s career appears to have officially gone up in flames, the Fyre Festival organizer pleading guilty to two counts of wire fraud on Tuesday, March 6.

McFarland had originally plead not guilty to charges of wire fraud and the admission of false statements to a bank in early October. The Fyre Festival spearhead was arrested back in June of 2017.

“As he admitted today, William McFarland tendered fake documents to induce investors and ticket vendors to put more than $26-million into his company and the disastrous Fyre Festival,” said U.S. Attorney Geoffrey S. Berman in a statement following the entry of McFarland’s guilty pleas.

McFarland will now await his sentencing, which is slated to take place in July. Each of McFarland’s fraud charges bear a sentence of up to 20 years in prison, thus subjecting McFarland to a total possible sentencing of 40 years in prison.

H/T: Billboard

Fyre Festival Founder Pleads Guilty To Wire Fraud Carrying A Maximum Sentence Of 40 Years

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Ahh Fyre Festival. It is weird to think that it was almost a year ago when we witnessed the social media meltdown of the century. Last year, Billy McFarland, notorious douche and playboy teamed up with Ja-Rule, the rapper who famously bankrupt an unimaginably successful label in record time, to produce the ‘Festival of The

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Fyre Festival Attendees Are Getting Sketchy Emails For Extravagant Unrealistic Offers

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Fyre Festival was almost a full year ago. It is funny to think that at this time last year I was closely talking to their PR team, preparing for a once in a life time experience. Then out of no where in March – all communication stopped. Initially I was a little pissed, then it

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Top YouTube Channel Made An Animated Break Down Of The Failure Of Fyre Festival

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Ahh Fyre Festival, for a dance music blogger, it is truly the gift that keeps on giving. Just when you think that the most hilarious pieces of info has dropped around the failed culture phenomenon, more just keeps coming out. In the latest edition of hilarious Fyre Festival information we have a wonderful animated short

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This EDM Cruise Ship Almost Became The Fyre Festival Of The High Seas

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Music festivals are constantly evolving. Just a few years ago, there were just a few major festivals, but now music festivals and the industry has exploded. This has come with the good; regional festivals have flourished with local scenes and support from major headliners, but this has also come with the bad. Music festivals such

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Fyre Festival founder pleads not guilty to fraud charges

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Fyre Festival founder Billy McFarland has pleaded not guilty to charges of wire fraud and making false statements to a bank.

McFarland was arrested in June on two counts of wire fraud and two counts of making false statements to a bank after he reportedly defrauded investors in Fyre Media. McFarland allegedly presented fake documents to convince investors to contribute more than $3 million to his company and the Bahamian festival.

In addition to the criminal charges, a number of civil lawsuits have been filed against McFarland and the festival’s other co-founder, Ja Rule, who has not been criminally charged.

Attendees of the late April festival paid thousands of dollars for the luxury event and were promised the “unparalleled best in music, cuisine, design and hospitality on a private island in the Exumas.” When they arrived, however, they were met with the total chaos of a completely underprepared event.

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H/T: FACT Magazine